Leigh Griffiths - Welcome Back!!

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  1. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Meanwhile, Lennon has backed Steve Clarke’s decision not to call up Leigh Griffiths for Scotland’s Euro 2020 double header against Russia and Belgium at Hampden next month. He feels the striker, who took an extended sabbatical from the game to deal with personal issues this year, needs more game time. He was pleased the forward played and scored in a reserve game against Dundee this week.

    “I don’t think he’s 100 per cent ready for that [Scotland] yet,” said Lennon. “I think that’s common sense.

    “He wanted to play (against Dundee), which is great. I’m delighted with that. He played 60 minutes and has the bit between his teeth, which is good.
     
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  3. Keano88 Hoops we did it again! Gold Member

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    Looked up Griff’s stats earlier.

    He’s played 9,932 minutes for Celtic domestically - the equivalent of 110 full games.

    He has 93 goals and 40 assists in that time.

    Unreal stats.
     
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    2nd best striker in Scotland!
     
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    Saw a snap of him and his bird at Scotland game, since when did he start banging roasters?
     
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    Ohhyacunt.. that's hideous.
     
  8. JC Anton Time for 9 Gold Member

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    Needs to play to get the best out of him..

    Should start on Sat.
     
  9. Ai Bang Mai Fu Kin Ni Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    I think - sadly - we've already seen the best of Leigh in a Celtic strip now.

    Don't think he'll be here another season....maybe two tops.
     
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    Many a time, someone has written the wee guy off... I'll be happy to let him take his time and get back all he can of his game. I think he'll still be a potent striker, but I'm glad they're using cotton wool on him at the moment, for his own sake.

    Wouldn't want to see him kitted out against us, if we do sell him. I'm damned sure about that...
     
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    Just noticed that he turned 29 recently always thought he was younger than that. Hopefully he gets back up to speed asap as another season being out the picture and before u know it he's 30 & with only a couple of years left on his deal. Wouldn't put it past us to try and move him on at that point.
     
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    Aye welcome back Leigh, great to see you in action again, hope your health is in a good place, you can alway rely on us Celtic fans for support

    In the meantime we're gonna absolutely power yer bird :40:
     
  13. JC Anton Time for 9 Gold Member

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    You're probably right but...

    This is his last big contract- and his deal is until 2022. He'll be there until then, unless he moves to Hibs on loan with us paying a high percentage if that deal.

    He should be used in games like Sat and save Edouard for EL etc..

    But, there's also Bayo.. Maybe Sat will give us an indication if he's 3rd choice again.
     
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    I would think with Edouard having played twice for the French U21's this week that Griffiths will probably start so Edouard gets a rest before the trip to Brittany.
     
  15. JC Anton Time for 9 Gold Member

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    Aye, Eddie will defo be rested..

    It's just whether Griff or Bayo starts.
     
  16. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Given Bayo was given the nod v Hearts from the start despite having not had any competitive minutes even in sub appearances prior, I think that's an indication that Griffiths has had a set-back of sorts. His decision to stay out of the Scotland squad for the double-header shows he's still got a bit to go.
     
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  17. JC Anton Time for 9 Gold Member

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    Was that his own decision aye?
     
  18. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    I think Clarke spoke with him. It's still very early doors for Leigh, I think the consensus is to do things gradually to build him back up. He's still a good bit off top fitness.
     
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    He’s been given time to get back up to speed.


    He’s even said that himself.
     
  20. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aye.